• Released
  • November 19, 2012
  • (Limited)
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • Drama
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91

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
In Another Country is a paragon of any given Hong movie's intrinsic charms, and yet it also manages to break from the pattern by including an English-speaking character as one of its leads.
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88

Slant Magazine

Hong Sang-soo hits the beach once again in his latest project, another austerely amusing study of hopeless neurotics making a mockery of leisure.
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80

NPR

Hong's fast-and-loose narrative silliness does require a certain amount of patience from the viewer. Plot details conflict, and assumptions about a character's role and relationships will probably be upended - but all to fascinating or greatly comic effect.
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80

Variety

By Maggie Lee
Beguilingly simple, relaxed in its mastery and enhanced by Isabelle Huppert’s impeccable poise.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
If you stare at it too hard, In Another Country, an exercise in drollery from South Korea's Hong Sang-soo, simply evaporates. But if you take the film as the bauble it is, you'll be entertained by its lighthearted wit, social observations and resolute sidestepping of profundity.
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75

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
The conceit is slight, but Hong's playful structure conceals sharp observations about fantasies, communication, and how foreigners and natives interact.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Two arthouse "worlds" collide with amusing and intriguing -- if hardly earth-shattering -- results in cult Korean writer-director Hong Sangsoo's In Another Country.
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67

The Playlist

By Kevin Jagernauth
The latest from the prolific helmer is not so much slight as is it light, charming and funny by equal turns, with a pretty terrific performance by Huppert who seems to be having a lot of fun with the part(s).
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60

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
In Another Country looks very much like something written on a napkin and shot in the one afternoon that Huppert could come to South Korea. Slight, diverting, forgettable.
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
No exchanges flare into true weirdness; rather, the mood is lingering and tentative. Undoubtedly, this is the movie's intent, but it's a fairly banal comment on foreign estrangement (or love) that could have used some roughing up.
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69 out of 100
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